ETS 9 [JAXA]
The ETS-9 (Engineering Test Satellite) is the centerpiece of a project to develop an advanced satellite bus, or common model, for various high-throughput satellites (HTS) for communications. Mitsubishi Electric hopes to leverage the advanced technologies it cultivates for the ETS-9 to win contracts for two satellite systems per year in the global commercial market.
The new satellite bus will focus specifically on advanced communication needs:
|Type / Application:||Communication Technology|
|Contractors:||Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|ETS 9 (Kiku 9)||-||2021|